“I can make patterns and get paid for it?!” …That is the revelation I had several years ago when I was a PhD dropout and trying to figure out what to do with my life. All I knew was that I really, really loved art and patterns and colour and that this thing called surface pattern design was an actual job. In Pakistan, textile design … Continue reading My Submission to the 5th Uppercase SPD Guide
…and I just realized last week that I didn’t update my website once since February 2021, despite having lofty goals and expectations. I will be gentle on myself [something I’m trying to do more of] and instead focus on it more this year. I am happy to share that I did get some other things done/started – I focused on my Etsy shop which thankfully … Continue reading 2021 has come and gone…
The evolution of a pattern…🌺💮🌸 This pattern may look familiar to some of you – and that’s because it’s undergone a few transformations over the last few weeks. I think I’ve finally made one that I’m happy with, which I’m excited about since I did really like the colours in this one and was hoping to create a version that I actually want to share … Continue reading The Evolution of a Pattern
Every child is an arist. The problem is how to remain an atist once we grow up – Pablo Picasso One thing I love as much as making art is sharing it and teaching it to others. Throughout university I taught art classes to children and youth at my hometown art gallery when I was home over the summer and on breaks. As a teacher, … Continue reading Art Class
By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have—or have had—a mental illness. – Canadian Mental Health Association I am among 50% of Canadians who has struggled with mental illness. It’s not easy to share that and write it so publicly but I know the importance of removing the stigma around openly talking about mental health – in general but especially … Continue reading Art Therapy
You’ll never have time for art after becoming a mom That’s what I was told and what I had internalized. As excited as I was to be a mom and as much as I love it and am grateful now, I honestly thought that I would never have time for art and creativity again. Or at least not for a few years. Alhumdulillah the opposite … Continue reading Motherhood & Art
Hello/Salaam everyone, I hope that you are doing well and having a wonderful 2021 so far! I am very excited to finally launch my own website – I am definitely not a web designer so this is a work in progress but I’m grateful to have a site and I plan to update it on a regular basis with posts and photos of the art … Continue reading Hello and welcome to my new website!